Falls Fest seeks to capture the spirit of the former Great Falls Festival and highlight Turners Falls’ rich local business and arts community. Festival sites and activities will be located throughout downtown Turners Falls to encourage participants to explore the shops, restaurants, breweries, and businesses up and down Avenue A and on adjacent streets.
The event will feature music performances at Peskeompskut Park, Spinner Park, and on Third Street next to the Rendezvous. The Montague Public Libraries, the Great Falls Discovery Center, and the Friends of the Montague Libraries will host children’s nature activities and a free book sale across from Town Hall. The Shea Theater will host a makers’ market, storytelling, and interactive art installations.
The event is officially scheduled from 1:00PM to 6:00PM. Select locations will host music and activities further into the evening. See schedule below. Parking info here.
Music all afternoon featuring headliner, James Montgomery. Stop by the beer garden to enjoy libations from your favorite local brewers: Pioneer Valley Brewing Company, BBC, Honest Weight, Element, and Headwater Cider! Cash only.
BBQ music originals that span the centuries, playing their last tour for the fifth time.
Avenue A & Fourth Street
This downtown pocket park will showcase a variety of acoustic music including folk, blues and singer-songwriter.
Kevin McCarthy and Bruce Richardson
Very Local Music.
Wes Brown Trio. Highly regarded Jazz ensemble.
Special Guest to be Announced
Tarot card reading by Pam
Indoor DJ After Party
Sponsored by Cloudgaze Productions, Eggtooth Productions and Mass Cultural Council
Shea Theater Makers Market - vendors from across the Valley display and sell their work. Demonstrations and participatory art include fast fashion from Sydney Greenly-Kois and build your own jewelry with The Curious Thimble
Storytelling with Mnemosyne. Ashley Kramer recounts myths from the Greek and Roman Canon.
BYOI: Bring your own instrument. Participate in a musical improvisation - additional instruments provided.
Karaoke with DJ Kouch!
Live music and dancing with SpookAround
After Party Hosted by Cloudgaze
Behind the scenes access to theatrical installations.
Join Zeke Jakub of Conservación Panamá to learn how to use a map and compass to navigate the wilds of New England! Drop in for a short tutorial or take the challenge and complete the custom orienteering course we have designed for this event! Kids' books, scavenger hunts, and crafts.
Dance performance by Awesome Art in Motion
"Mammal Masquerade” (on Avenue A) - Identify animals by their pelts and skulls. Make your own mammal mask. Fall scavenger hunt. Don't miss the Migrations art exhibit and Day of the Dead Altar inside the Great falls Discovery Center.
The Alley awaits intrepid explorers that don't fear the unknown.
Turners Falls artist Nina Rossi will be selling (dealing!) her famous slugs, both hard and soft.
Greenfield’s Chelsea Ballard will be offering magical tarot readings and selling her witchy wares.
66 Avenue A
Poetry Marathon 1-8PM
187 Avenue A